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ErikErik Posts: 2Partner Recruit
edited March 20 in Programming
Hi all,

The UR Force mode in Polyscope is not enough accurate for some applications because the calculated forces at the TCP (based on the joints currents) are not accurate.
From Polyscope 3.3, it's possible to develop an URCap where an external force/torque sensor feeds its measurements directly into the UR force control loop.

Does anyone know if an URCap based on the FT300 has been already developed somewhere?




  • Annick_MottardAnnick_Mottard Posts: 109 Handy
    Hi @Erik

    It is possible to feed the FT300 output in the UR force mode. This post sums it. You need to use RTDE in order to do so. As of today, the FT Sensor URCap does not include the functionality of streaming the sensor data in the UR force mode. 
    Annick Mottard
    Product Expert
  • ErikErik Posts: 2Partner Recruit
    Hi Annick,

    Thank you very much for your quick answer. In the other post, Samuel says it's has to be in your URCaps, do you know when it will be done?
    One of our automotive customer needs it asap.

  • matthewd92matthewd92 Posts: 378Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Handy
    edited March 16
    @Erik it doesn't have to be in the URCap, you could monitor the forces from the FTS externally and then feed them into the controller from a second computer using RTDE running a script on that computer.  Depending on how savvy you are with programming there are some example programs in python on UR's support site here that could be used to feed that data into the robot externally.

    It will just be very nice when it is in the URCap as then it will be a simple plug and play kind of thing.

    @Samuel_Bouchard this would be our primary use for a FT sensor in our applications, just getting better force feedback especially in the force node, any update on if this made the product roadmap you can share?
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